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Blog Archive for editor during December 2012

The recently completed Java EE 7 community survey indicates that most developers generally agree with the direction current Java EE 7 development is taken. While the survey was not scientific, many of the more than 1,100 participants took the time to submit well-thought-out comments in addition to making selections on the specific questions. These comoments generally back up the consensus that...
I introduced myself to Konstantin Shvachko after hearing him speak in the Duke's Choice Awards BOF session at JavaOne 2012 (Hadoop was a 2012 award winner). Konstantin happened to be sitting right next to me in the audience, so before we exited the session, I asked him if we could arrange a chat before JavaOne ended. You've probably heard of Hadoop, but a great many likely don't know much...
Our most recently completed Java.net poll suggests that the Java developer community is paying some attention to the progress of the Lambda Expressions (closures) component of Java 8. Of course, the poll is by no means scientific. A total of 332 votes were cast in the poll. The exact question and results were: What's your current level of involvement with Java 8 Lambda Expressions (closures...
Java.net home page manager Dale Farnham and I enjoyed the privilege of interviewing Juggy, the Java Finch, who really, really likes Java User Groups, and is incredibly appreciative of their efforts. Juggy, at this particular interview, was accompanied by Java evangelist and SouJava leader Bruno Souza (@brjavaman). Bruno's normally a pretty talkative guy. Strangely, though, throughout our entire...
During a JavaOne 2012 keynote, I scribbled down a list of key enhancements that are planned for inclusion in Java 8. Among them was Nashorn. At the time, I didn't know much about Nashorn. But, now that John Coomes has formally proposed the creation of an OpenJDK New Project: Nashorn, it seems appropriate to take a closer look. Nashorn has sufficient visibility to have a brief Wikipedia entry,...